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INTERVIEW: Urban Rocker Bizzythowed

Hi Bizzy, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’ve been Busy!! lol no pun intended.. I’m doing very well.. i feel great and blessed..

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Nothing You Can Do About It”?

It is a song about letting go… a song about forcing and creating change by removing yourself from negative situations. Its about me leaving negative situations or certain things that wasn’t getting me where i wanted to be in life and becoming strong enough to go off on my own and write and record and release my own record. Life is too short to waste years and time being used and abused by toxic people sucking away at your energy and giving you peanuts for it!!

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

It was a series of events… a culmination of events that led me to express myself that way in that song. Bad relationships bad business dealings and me freeing myself of those situations.

Can you tell us more about the upcoming video?

It will be raw and true like everything that it do it will be entertaining funny rebellious and authentic.

The single comes off your new EP Blank Check, Volume 1 – what’s the story behind the title?

Blank Check was actually the name of the band before i changed it to Bizzythowed. Blank Check is a concept of my years in the music industry paying my dues… the years struggling and being broke but still sticking to what I know and thats continuing playing the guitar and writing music and the success and ups and downs and the women and the drugs and the studio life and traveling friendships coming and going….Checking the minds of the Blank…

How was the recording and writing process?

Well I started making it in Miami and I ended up in Los Angeles and from there i met the Weeknd and started working with him so obviously the project got put on hold for a few years. I traveled the world on my own during that time and had many experiences and growth so when i got back to Houston I started back on the project I ended up finishing what I started in Miami and LA before the Weeknd project and I call that Volume 1 because its mainly a raw guitar bass drums hard rock format with me doing vocals mainly… Vol 2 is more of a Electronic drums with electric guitar vibe.. more guest appearances from some of Houstons Finest and others performing over my music.

How has your hometown Houston and Miami have influence your sound?

Well from Miami’s standpoint I would say because thats where I came up with the concept of starting Blank Check with my former Purple Popcorn bandmates and wrote a lot of the foundations from Volume 1 there. Houston because its where I started Volume 2 and i decided to incorporate local artists and my sound took a different approach with the second Volume to show my other side.

How was the transition from Metal to Hip Hop?

Its a simple transition for me… once you fully understand music you realize that its all music… and depending on the rhythm and the choice of instruments the genre changes… hiphop is metal and vise versa… the boom or 808 main bass line in a hiphop song is the main riff in a metal song… thats how I see it anyways.

So I am guessing Volume 1 means we can expect a sequel?

Yes there will be a volume II Blank Check is my ghetto punk rock its my hood metal music its my i don’t give a fuck I’m going to make what i want. its a statement.. its a middle finger to rules and what society says we are supposed to act or supposed to listen to or dress just because of your color or background… Blank Check is no bridges no songs longer that 4:20 mins. Songs that are lyrically to the point raw and honest and the music is melodic musical and a emotional roller coaster.

Would both albums be connected?

I want to Release Volume 1 first and then Volume 2 separately and then release them together as sort of a series.

Any plans to hit the road?

Of course!!!

What else is happening next in Bizzythowed’s world?

Well expect my next single “GTBO” (Get these Bitches Open) to be coming out very soon and a video as well. SXSW shows are coming up 3/17-18 so check out bizzythowed.com for exact info.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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